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Top Tastes is designed to help you find the best food and beverage venues and products; whether you want delicious fish chips, beautiful café food in a winery setting, finely crafted formal dining, food ideas, wine reviews or cocktail recipes this is your guide to the best New Zealand has to offer.

Top Tastes was created by Neil Hodgson and managed by him, he has invited other professional writers to contribute to the site, this means more regional information will be added as time goes by. You will find a range of opinions, reviews and recipes from people who know their stuff when it comes to food and beverage.

Only reviews written by this select group will be published on the site (you are welcome to leave comments of course) so you will be able to trust the review – no fake reviews, no ranting, just good information to help you choose great things to eat and drink as well as the best places to eat out.

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THE LATEST REVIEWS

The Baker’s Coffee Shop

As published in the Nelson Mail – 03.03.15 One of the things I love about Nelson is the diversity brought to the region by immigrants, they don’t just add numbers to the population, but they bring their culture with them too. We have a large number of ethnic restaurants in Nelson that all make delicious […]

The Baker's Coffee Shop

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As published in the Nelson Mail - 03.03.15 One of the things…

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Low and Slow BBQ Cooking

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Visitor’s Guide to Food & Beverage in Nelson

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Joelle Thomson’s Top 12 sparkling wines of 2019

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Joelle Thomson says "It’s the time of year when my job really…

Old House Vineyards

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The New Zealand wine industry attracts people from all walks,…

‘tis the season to be jolly

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And so it is here in Hamilton.  There is so much to see and…

Pete’s Natural Hemp Drinks

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I told you all about Pete’s Natural Drinks and the owners of…

TOP WINES TASTINGS

We’ve put together a team of experts who have a passion for writing about Food and Beverage.